Press release -
Another nomination record for the Children’s Climate Prize
On June 4, this year’s nomination period, which was open since March 10, closed. With contributions received from all parts of the world (except Antarctica), last year’s nomination record was close to being doubled! This year there are 32 countries from which the jury will select finalists and winners of the 2021 Children’s Climate Prize.
For the first time in the history of the award, nominations came in from all parts of the world. Over 30 countries are represented this year, resulting in hundreds of nominations of young people around the world who are fighting for the environment and climate in different ways. Asia, North America and Africa dominate in the number of nominations this year, but we are also seeing increased participation from other parts of the world. Aishwarya Sridhar, member of the Children’s Climate Prize jury, is very happy to see a record number of nominations this year:
"It proves that young people all across the world are taking charge of the future and we are moving in the right direction. I am really excited to learn more about these incredible changemakers and their projects. It's going to be a challenge to decide the winners as the competition is tough," says Aishwarya Sridhar, Youthtopia, Wildlife filmmaker & conservationist.
Both of last year’s winners came from India: Vinisha Umashankar, 14 and Aadya Joshi, 17. Vinisha was awarded for her innovative idea of solar-powered irons and Aadya for her biodiversity project: The Right Green. India continues to be strong in nominating this year too. The jury will meet in August 2021 and shortly thereafter, this year’s finalists will be presented. The winner of this year’s prize will be revealed in November. The award founders, Telge Energi, and other partners are involved on the jury’s advisory board and contribute knowledge and expertise in the initial selection process.
The Children's Climate Prize is aimed at young people aged 12–17 from all over the world, young innovators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, and conservators who have in various ways taken the initiative to find sustainable solutions for the environment and climate. The winner will receive a diploma, medal, and prize of SEK 100,000 to continue developing their project. Individuals, a group, or organization can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. The award is international.
The Children’s Climate Prize 2021 - how it works:
- Open for nominations between March and June
- The jury is appointed in the spring
- The jury selects the finalists and winners in August
- Finalists are announced in the September - October timeframe
- The prize winner is announced in November
- The Children’s Climate Prize ceremony takes place in November in Stockholm City Hall, Sweden
The Children’s Climate Prize is an international prize annually awarded to young people who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The winners of the prize are celebrated at an award ceremony in November in Stockholm, Sweden. They receive a diploma, medal and prize money of SEK 100,000 to continue developing their projects. The prize was founded in 2016 by Telge Energi, the Swedish frontrunner in renewable energy.